War, Demobilization and Memory

The Legacy of War in the Era of Atlantic Revolutions

  • Alan Forrest
  • Karen Hagemann
  • Michael Rowe

Part of the War, Culture and Society, 1750–1850 book series (WCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Rethinking the Legacy of Conflict in the Era of Atlantic Revolutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alan Forrest, Karen Hagemann, Michael Rowe
      Pages 3-29
  3. Peace Making, Occupation and Military Demobilization

  4. The Aftermath of War in Politics and Political Culture

  5. Restoring Postwar Economies and Reordering Societies

  6. Postwar Cultures and Contested War Memories

  7. Conclusion

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 388-416

About this book


The years from 1770 to 1830 were scarred by war throughout the Atlantic world. These were wars about empire and global hegemony, as well as struggles of liberation and decolonization. During this era the Atlantic became a highway for exchange not only of peoples and commodities, but also of ideas and cultural practices. New forms of mass warfare, for which patriotic-national propaganda mobilized soldiers and civilians alike, characterized these conflicts in Europe and the Americas. The contributors to this volume, all established experts in their field, examine the processes of military, economic, political, social and cultural demobilization after these wars, not only by states but also by local communities and individuals, and explore the long-term legacy of these conflicts. They discuss how their aftermath influenced politics, society and culture, including the gender order, and ask what shaped the contested and changing memories of these wars in the decades that followed.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alan Forrest
    • 1
  • Karen Hagemann
    • 2
  • Michael Rowe
    • 3
  1. 1.University of YorkUK
  2. 2.University of North Carolina at Chapel HillUSA
  3. 3.King’s College LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-58038-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-40649-1
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